If you have some experience with baking then you know that deliciously flavored baked goodies are not easy to make. The dough itself is not very flavorful, which is why you need to add some spices to make the taste more noticeable. Salt and sugar are not enough. Fortunately, there are many well known baking spices which will give you the flavor you are after. What are the best baking spices to go with freshly made dough? Read and find out.
There are many different combinations of different baking spices for a single baked good. For example, a variation of spices is used in the making of pumpkin pie. There are no less than 7 different combinations of baking spices to go with pumpkin pie. At the basis of every combination there is cinnamon spice. For example, one combination is consisting of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cloves. Another combination of baking spices for pumpkin pie is the same as the previous one with the addition of mace spice. Yet another combination is made up of only cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. As you can see, you are free to make variations in the combination of baking spices to suit personal preferences. This is especially true when you are making pumpkin pie for the annual celebration of Thanksgiving. But it is better to stick with the commonly used ingredients in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.
There is a common mix of baking spices made from cinnamon, mace, anise and cardamom. This mix goes really well with sweeter goods. Muffins, cakes, and pies will tasty unbelievably good if you sprinkle some of this mix on top. You can buy this baking spices mix at the store, or make it at home. This mix goes well with coffee and hot chocolate too!
Here are some unusual combinations of baking spices with various foods which professional chefs recommend. Who would think to pair up ground pepper and coriander on an apple pie? We have, and it is amazing! Have you ever tried spicing up brownies with mild ancho chillies? We recommend you try it. Another odd combination of baking spices is to mix rosemary and thyme. Use the mix in lemon bars or lemon cubes.
Here is how you can use baking spices individually. The unique taste of allspice goes just as well with a pot roast as it goes with stuffing, cake or pie. Anise seed spice has two versatile uses. It goes with sweet foods such as cookies and fruit fillings. Its licorice taste is also very good with sea food dishes. Two baking spices which can be used individually or together for vegetable dishes are nutmeg and poppy seeds.
If you want to spice up some meat dishes with baking spices here is what you should use. Mace goes well with chicken, while cloves are excellent for a beef stew. Ginger is used extensively in Chinese, Arab and Indian dishes, sweet and salty. Enjoy your spiced up food! If you are still not sure how to use baking spices you can look up some recipes online or in cookbooks.